§ MR. LAIDLAW (Renfrewshire, E.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for India what is the total amount to date contributed to the Imperial Institute out of Indian Revenues; and if he will state for what purposes it has been allotted.
§ THE UNDER - SECRETARY OF STATE FOR INDIA (MR. JOHN ELLIS,) Nottinghamshire, Rushcliffe
The total sum expended from Indian Revenues to date for the Imperial Institute is £24,077. Of this £9,731 went for the general purposes of the Institute, £1,450 to scientific research into Indian products, and £12,896 for salaries and maintenance charges of galleries and collections of the Indian section. A further £666 or thereabouts has been spent by the Indian Government in India for raw material collections sent to the Institute. £3,300 has also been spent in India on raw product collections, some of which have been transferred to the Institute. A saving of £400 per annum has been effected at the Indian Office in consequence of the establishment of the Indian section at the Imperial Institute.